Tag: AK News

907 Updates August 05, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 2020 AFN convention will be virtual due to COVID-19 concerns; Chugach State Park to celebrate turning 50 with virtual party and more ->

KTUU: Alaska Airlines may cut over 300 Alaska employees this fall due to COVID-19 and more ->
KTOO Public Media: It’s been years in the making. Now, students can enroll in a Northwest Coast arts program. More ->

Alaska Native News: U.S. Attorney Announces $1 Million Award to Provide Housing to Victims of Human Trafficking in Alaska and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: California man to be extradited to Alaska on child pornography charges; Eielson F-35s participate in their first ‘Red Flag’ exercise and more ->
Craig Medred: Slim pickings
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Kriner’s War: Diner opens, code enforcers converge, and Anchorage takes to Facebook to discuss and more ->
Rasmuson Foundation News: From the Desk of Diane: Our latest report

907 Updates August 04, 2002

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Funds available to help Anchorage residents pay rent or mortgages; 3 ways to stay safe on Election Day; Mixed compliance as ‘4 week reset’ restrictions begin in Anchorage and more ->

KTUU: Local restaurant pushes back against new COVID-19 mandates; As Anchorage ‘battens down’ protestors oppose another shutdown; Petition seeks $2,000 stipends for parents of children in ASD while learning at home and more ->
KTOO Public Media: A wayward boat scuttled Astra’s launch attempt Sunday. They’ll try again Tuesday.; The first Alaska cruise of the COVID-19 pandemic is underway; With virus funds, Newtok will build more homes in Mertarvik and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Eek VPSO Arrested For Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking and more ->
Alaska Native News: Bristol Bay Tribes Overjoyed with Congressional Intervention on Pebble Mine; Senator Stedman Thanks U.S. Coast Guard for 230 Years of Service and more ->
By Rhonda McBride -KMXT: Bear attacks jogger on Kodiak’s Pillar Mountain
Alaska Highway News, Bob Weber, The Canadian Press: First cancer diagnosed in dinosaur fossil hints at communal life
Michael R Dougherty from Anchorage Memories VIP: Anchorage Pioneer Joe Spenard
Be bear aware!
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: The Beautiful Bridge Hike In Alaska That Will Completely Mesmerize You
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Road Trip On The Glenn Highway In Alaska Will Take You Through Sheer Autumnal Perfection
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: The Flood Of 1967 In Alaska Will Never Be Forgotten

907 Updates August 03, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Frontiers: Reindeer Farm gives visitors an up-close view of Alaska wildlife; Alaskan uses TikTok to educate about Inupiat culture and more ->

KTUU: Troopers are investigating a deadly ATV crash that killed an 8-year-old boy; Southcentral Foundation President/CEO resigns following husband’s termination; No dine-in at restaurants starts Monday as Anchorage begins “four week reset” and more ->

By Daniel Shvartsman, Seeking Alpha: Alaska Communications: Implementing An Activist Playbook, Still Cheap
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: VPSO sexual assault on village woman; where’s the media outrage?
Craig Medred: Limits of science
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: 80 Degree Days in Sitka
49 Writers Blog: Mini-Profile: Bob Armstrong
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: Here Are 8 Jokes About Alaska That Are Actually Funny

907 Updates August 02, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: ASD offers three choices for families to stay connected to local schools; APD investigates shooting in Dimond area; Murder, arson charges filed against man in Seattle fire and more ->

KTUU: Accident leaves one airman dead, another injured; Anchorage police responding to ‘disturbance’ in Muldoon; APD investigating a shooting leaving one man in the hospital and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Gardentalk – Time to harvest garlic, but watch out for mold and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Garden Tips: Natural ways to eliminate aphids and more ->

By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: 14 Stunning Photos That Will Remind You Why Alaska Is The Best State

907 Updates August 01, 2020

Evan Saugstad, Alaska Highway News: Junk news, selective reporting vilifies rural economies
The three stories above all have much in common. All are written by someone who does not like, agree with, nor rely on their subject matters for their living. All three use selective facts while ignoring others, and all appear to want one thing – to rid B.C. of our industries and the people who stand in the way of B.C. becoming a park.
By Aaron Goldfarb, Inside Hook: Inside the Rowdy, Reckless Boomtown Bars of Alaska in the 1970s As pipeline money poured into the city of Fairbanks, the Wild West saw a brief revival
Congressman Young’s Washington Report
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Craig Medred: Grisly death

907 Updates July 31, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Lawyer for AFN appointed to redistricting board and more ->
KTUU: ’Please don’t leave our veterans behind,’ Veterans call for passage of the Heroes Act; UPDATE: Rep. Gary Knopp has died in a plane crash near Soldotna; Positively Alaskan: Actor formerly living in China helps students learn a world away and more ->

KTOO Public Media: National Weather Service issues flood warning for Mendenhall Lake and River; ‘Into the Wild’ bus finds home at Fairbanks Museum; Tlingit & Haida proposes housing in Lemon Creek for people released from prison and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Slideshow: So Far, So Good in Mertarvik; Kuskokwim Gillnet Restrictions Loosening In August and more ->

Alaska Native News: Suspect in Thursday’s Officer-Involved Shooting Released from Hospital and Placed under Arrest and more ->

Fairbans News Webcenter 11: From dream to reality: Proposed railway would connect Alaska to the rest of the continent by rail; Siberian wildfires bring smoke to Alaskan interior and more ->
Craig Medred: Bear kills


907 Updates July 30, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage woman makes salsas, jams, gourmet pickles from garden named after late son; Ravn Air Group sells almost all assets during final auction and more ->

KTUU: Stebbins teacher arrested for attempted production of child pornography; APD: Officer-Involved Shooting in Eagle River; Growing AK: Finding a space of your own to garden and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Hope resident reportedly killed in bear attack; Siberian wildfires bring more haze to Alaska; Mysterious Bering Strait seabird die-off enters fourth year and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: One Kongiganak Man Dies, Another Survives After Being Thrown From Boat; Bethel City Council Passes Resolution To Wear Face Masks In Public Spaces and more ->

Alaska Native News: StrongHearts Native Helpline Adds Sexual Violence Advocacy and more ->

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska, By ALEXANDER DOLITSKY: What is ‘white privilege’?

The Delta Discovery: Seeking stories of strange encounters
PR Web: Authors Susie G. and Ronni Woitel’s new book “Lucy in the Sky” is a sweet children’s story celebrating the life and brilliance of a perfect little star named Lucy


By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Head To Moose Pass For An Alaskan Getaway In The Bear Cub Cabin
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Carter Lake Trail Will Take You To A Secret Lake In The Mountains Of Alaska
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Jet Ski 60 Miles Of Adventure And See The Most Stunning Glaciers In Alaska

907 Updates July 29, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage Assembly extends emergency proclamation to Oct. 16; Wasilla man indicted on sex abuse charges for alleged sexual relationship with teen, troopers say and more ->

KTUU: Assembly delays vote on homeless, addiction services ordinance; How informing hotel workers of quarantine guests works under Anchorage EO-14 and more ->

KTOO Public Media: After calls for transparency, Juneau police release their policies and procedures manual and more ->


KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council To Consider Facemask Policy And Limiting Curbside Alcohol Sales and more ->

Alaska Native News: Four Perish in Serious Crash on Mitkof Highway Tuesday; U.S. Marshal’s Rural Alaska Anti-Violence Enforcement Target Southwest Villages this Week; Alaska Pacific University Will Open With Distance Learning; Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Distressed Hiker at Mount Williwaw and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Breaking: Fairbanks School Board votes to begin schooling remotely for the 20-21 school year and more ->


907 Updates July 28, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage Assembly delays vote on homeless resources until Aug. 11; Anchorage woman bakes, delivers bread as a way to stay connected to community; Mennonite volunteers help rebuild homes for McKinley Fire survivors; Ketchikan rolls out blended learning model for the return to school; Program seeks medical professionals for COVID-19 contact tracing; Travel Tuesday: Rediscover downtown Anchorage and more ->
KTUU: Missing and murdered indigenous women cold case office to open in Anchorage; UPDATE: Mat-Su schools to require masks this year for grades 3-12 and more ->
KTOO Public Media: In Haines, a race to harvest fruit before bears do; A big Mendenhall jökulhlaup could happen anytime, but scientists say it’s hard to know how big and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Mertarvik’s Lack Of A Commercial Airport May Have Already Cost Lives; After Moving To New Village, Mertarvik Residents Say They Are Healthier and more ->
Alaska Native News: Nikoleavsk Man Taken into Custody During Response to Welfare Check Monday and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks woman hits Law Enforcement Officer with four-wheeler and more ->
Our Third Thirds: Male Menace
So, for example, you can use Google maps to get directions that are the fastest, that use the least mileage; but can you get one that shows the “safest” route? Men don’t see it, don’t collect it, don’t care to make that information useful to women. It took women to create Safecity, which crowd-sources personal stories of sexual harassment in public spaces to create a map indicating trends at a local level, mostly in India, but around the world.
My response:
Why respond? For safety’s sake, do not engage with stupid, angry and crazy people. Even if you have excellent defense skills, do you want to take a chance of being permanently harmed by a POS predatory human?

I understand your anger, disgust, etc. However is endangering your safety worth waving a red flag at a bull? Think of your possible verbal responses and their possible physical response. You anger and humiliate them. They break your jaw, knock you down and crack your skull, maybe go after others that are with you.

Do you have a GoPro or other video & audio camera? Share clips of people behaving badly. Social Media can do far more damage to these failures of humanity than anything you could say.

Thank you and please keep rocking the keyboards!
If you have been sexually harassed or abused in public spaces anywhere in the world, please share your story with us on this crowdmap. You can report anonymously in under 2 minutes.

Craig Medred: Whale tale

Rasmuson Foundation makes awards to nine organizations

907 Updates July 27, 2020

KTUU: Two suspects arrested following a robbery at Jim Creek campground; Assembly to consider ban on conversion therapy for minors; Local artist paints 100 paintings in 100 days and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Mayor laments lack of state, federal leadership as Tenakee Springs passes mask mandate; With the unemployment bonus set to expire, Food Bank of Alaska braces for another surge in need and more ->

Alaska Native News: USCG Assists Two People, Two Dogs in Kah Sheets Bay; Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Assist Grounded Vessel in Hood Bay and more ->


Criag Medred: Richest no more